Photo provided by DOC VOORHIES -- Michael Parich Sr., left, plays H.C. Curry and Andrew Palmintier is Jimmy Curry in Iberia Performing Arts League's 'The Rainmaker.' Performances start Thursday, May 29, at Essanee Theatre in New Iberia.

FRIDAY

  • MUSIC & MARKET SPRING SERIES: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. In addition to local music, there will be a vegetable/agricultural commodity spotlight. (337) 948-6263 or cityofopelousas.com
  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown Front Street, Morgan City. Weekly live music series. Featuring a performance by Soul Survivors. (985) 384-9291 or morgancitymainstreet.com
  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR FISHING TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, LA Express Boat Dock, Jarreau. Entry fees apply to fish the tournament and fisherman must fish so many consecutive tournaments to qualify to fish the final “classic tournament.” $30. (225) 293-3402 or mr.guy@netzero.net

SATURDAY

  • SOUTHERN WAR OF THE OARS: False River, New Roads. An event of the False Rive Paddle Club, the event includes a youth race, 400 meter sprint and one and two mile races. pctourism.com
  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 2 W. Thomas St., Hammond. Fresh produce, arts and crafts. (985) 277-5681 or smith_tl@hammond.org
  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Locally-grown foods and handmade items. (337) 276-4293 or jeanerettechamber.org
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 La. 1, Raceland. Local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Free. (985) 438-1231
  • RED, WHITE, BLUE MEMORIAL MISSION 5K RUN: 9 a.m., Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church, 517 Federal Ave., Morgan City. (985) 518-6667 or youth@pharrchapelumc.org
  • SPLASH BASH: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. There will be swimming, arts, crafts, games, food and more. (337) 339-5903 or SnapofIberia.org

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • BARREL RACE CLINIC: New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. (225) 718-2438 or pctourism.org

SUNDAY

  • BLESSING OF THE BOATS ON FALSE RIVER: 2 p.m., Pavilion, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Brief ceremony honoring those who have served America, followed by the boat blessing. pctourism.org
  • MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: 3:30 p.m., The Bayou Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. The concert will feature marches and patriotic selections performed by the Lafayette Concert Band. (337) 989-1279

MONDAY

  • MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: 10:30 a.m., Cypress Park, 611 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Morgan City. A rosary will be prayed at the Fallen Warrior Memorial, followed by the program. There will be guest speakers, a barbecue lunch and a wreath ceremony. cajuncoast.com
  • MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. A gathering commemorating fallen soldiers. There will be a flag ceremony, a 21 gun salute and patriotic music. (337) 344-9397

TUESDAY

  • TUESDAY NIGHT FISHING TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., False River. Every Tuesday through September. (225) 240-0174

WEDNESDAY

  • EUNICE FARMERS MARKET: 1 p.m., corner of Second and Park streets, Eunice. (337) 457-6503 or EuniceLa@hotmail.com
  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 577-9160

BATON ROUGE SLAM TEAM FRIENDRAISER: 7 P.M.-9 P.M., THE FESTIVAL OF WORDS CULTURAL ARTS COLLECTIVE, 268 CHURCH ST., GRAND COTEAU. THE FESTIVAL OF WORDS HOSTS AN EVENING OF ORAL HISTORY AND POETRY. THE EVENT WILL FEATURE A GRAND COTEAU NATIVE SHARING PERSONAL STORIES OF THE AREA, FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION BY THE BATON ROUGE NATIONAL SLAM TEAM, AND AN OPEN MIC. (337) 254-9695 OR FESTIVALWORDS@GMAIL.COM

THURSDAY

  • ACADIANA GROWERS ALLIANCE FARMERS MARKET: 4 p.m.-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia. (337) 367-0838

THURSDAY-JUNE 7

  • “THE RAINMAKER”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. An Iberia Performing Arts League production. IpalTheatre.com

ONGOING

  • HAMMOND REGIONAL ARTS CENTER: 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Hammond Art Guild’s “53rd Annual Open Exhibition,” through May 30. Hours: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. hammondarts.org
  • JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. (337) 276-4408 or JeaneretteMuseum.com
  • UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (337) 482-2278 or hilliardmuseum.org

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose